Socio-Emotional and Mental Wellness Resource Center
The Manteca Unified School District works to promote the healthy socio-emotional development of all students, as well as assist students to overcome mental health-related barriers to learning by connecting to them to available resources within MUSD and in the community.
We are here to help. MUSD’s dedicated Suicide Prevention Committee and our Health Services team partner with Valley Community Counseling of San Joaquin County (VCC) to place counselors at every school site, through all phases of our 2020-21 return to school plan. Because of the District’s partnership with VCC, these services are free to students and families. If you would like VCC counseling support, please call your school office or communicate with your teacher. View the list of school office phone numbers.
Counselors and psychologists are accessible to students via Teams and have 1:1 sessions via live Teams calls for students in independent study or online programs.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger of hurting themselves or others, call 911.
Suicide Prevention Committee Members:
Joe Ahuna (SRO Supervisor)
Teresa Kellstrom (VCC Supervisor)
Suicide Prevention Highlights:
September 2019: Free Hugs in Support of Suicide Prevention
September 2019: Suicide Prevention Parent Night
MUSD has a steadfast youth suicide prevention/intervention/and postvention committee comprised of school nurses, psychologists, counselors, District and school administrators, and a school resource officer from Manteca PD. Their commitment is to ensure that students in MUSD have access to suicide prevention education, programs, and intervention support including risk identification and crisis follow-up.